Thursday, January 03, 2013


Last week our area received a lot of rain and some strong winds.  As a result we had a 60ft pine tree fall in our back yard, taking out my back chain-link fence, and filling it with that nice fallen murdered pine tree scent.

Today we had our landscapers come out and remove the dead tree.  While they were here we also got them to drop a mostly-dead poplar that was uncomfortably close to the house.

The poplar was so rotten that when it hit the ground it shattered. Luckily for you fine folks, I took a video:

As you can see it didn't quite fall exactly where expected, but it did make a most satisfying thud when it hit the ground.

Here are some more photos, starting with a before shot, and then the aftermath of a shattered tree. It is a good thing we fell it when we did. It was just a matter of time before it fell, and likely on top of my bedroom (between you and me, I frown on poplar trees sharing the bed with me and my wife).

 This explains all the bees we had this summer. I never could find that nest...


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thank goodness that didn't fall when your wife and kids were in the yard.

Unknown said...

You need to snag some pieces of poplar or pine to make some sneaky hide

Unknown said...

I love the video when the tree falls and that guy is the red shirt pumps his fist and says, "yes, it didn't hit the f*&#en house!" At least that's what I would have said! I've dropped trees that size in tight quarters and let me tell you, you just never know whats going to happen no matter how well you plan, wedge, winch, coordinate and execute. Once that baby starts to fall, it's going where ever it damn well pleases (unless you top it down of course). I'm glad it all worked out but I will go on record here to say, they got very, very lucky! If they took that limb on the far right off first, it would have dropped as planned, forward as wedged. Little know fact about Bloodhounded, I worked with a tree surgeon for two years while in college, I loved it!
All is well that ends well......
Cool Post!